Throughout the year on this blog, I post about great things individuals and organizations are doing to bring 'good' to their community. I'm a firm believer that individuals can have a big impact on their community. There are many ways to do that, but one of them is through speaking to city and regional councillors on issues you're passionate about. I have many things I'm passionate about (as my spouse often points out, likely too many!) but one of them is creating cities that offer a variety of transportation options, including reliable, frequent transit.
So this article in the Record last week definitely caught my attention. It mentions that Regional Councillors are looking at three transit 'bundle' options for the 2020 budget. While all three bundles are expansions to current service, staff are recommending delaying 2 bundles in order to minimize the tax increase.
Although I understand the desire to minimize tax increases, I wonder if those savings could be found elsewhere in the budget (or, I would even suggest that a slight tax increase is actually worth it for improved transit).
How does all of this relate to the #365ofgoodWR project? Well, if you're interested in this issue, you can attend (and even speak) at the Dec. 11th Regional Council meeting (it starts at 6pm and you can register to speak here). If you're unable to attend, you can reach out to your councillors here.